Muireann Ni Raghallaigh
Susan Collins became suddenly and thoroughly involved in theatre lighting six months ago. Once down the rabbit-hole, she found theatre tech to be a very welcoming place where you can combine awesome electrical tinkering with the ability to colour-in with dramatic beams of light. It’s like playing with giant crayons.
In the hectic half-year since, she has lit an assortment of productions for NUIG Dramsoc, as well as shows for the NUIG Theatre and Muscailt festivals. Her lighting design work on Seduced received one of NUIG Dramsoc’s two nominations for Best Lighting at this year’s Irish Student Drama Association awards.
This is the first time Susan has worked with ThereisBear!; she’s looking forward to a busy, hilarious, touching, exhausting, satisfying tour.
In her spare moments, Susan is completing a PhD in Astrophysics at the Centre for Astronomy, NUIG.
Brian O Brien is a Third Year BA Connect With Film Studies student in NUIG. He has made several trailers for NUIG Dramsoc over the academic year: Never Trust a Smile (2012), Twelfth Night (2013), a documentary on the Laramie Project production (2013), and won a Societies Award for the trailer for GUMS’ production of RENT(2013)
He directed his first short film in Feburary 2013, and is currently preparing it for the Galway Film Fleadh. Of all his promotional work, His video for Thereisbear!’s Angels in America is his most ambitious. He is currently the auditor of Filmsoc, and has plans involving every talented person he ever meets!